Steve Jacobs Bio

Last updated: July, 2014



President, IDEAL Group, Inc. and,

CEO, Apps4Android, Inc.


Phone: (614) 777-0660

Fax: (614) 522-1031

TTY: (800) 750-0750

Skype: stevenijacobs


Steve Jacobs has been in the computer industry since the mid '70s. Steve is President of IDEAL Group, Inc. and CEO of Apps4Android, Inc., one of several IDEAL Group companies. IDEAL Group is a 2002 spin-off from IDEAL at NCR Corporation where Steve served as President until his retirement at the end of 2002.

IDEAL Group and its subsidiaries are all Not Just For Profit (NJFP) corporations. NJFP is a concept that embraces an expanded set of values for defining and evaluating a company's performance. One of IDEAL Group's companies key values is their level of success in driving significant cost-effective benefits for customers while operating in a self-sustainable manner. IDEAL Group's mission is "to enhance the independence, quality-of-life, quality-of-education and employability of individuals with disabilities through the development of fully-accessible, high-quality, cost-effective, products and services."

IDEAL Group serves as the parent company to multiple information and communications technology companies including:

Previous to NCR’s spin-off from AT&T, Steve served as Chairman of AT&T Bell Lab’s Project Freedom. In 1992-1993 Steve’s group pioneered the use of interactive video technology for sign-language communications over telephone lines (dual ISDNs). This technology, now in the mainstream, is referred to as Video Relay Services (VRS). More:

Appointments, Congressional Testimonies, Recognitions:


Sampling of Historical Projects:

Education and Family:

Steve is a 1973 graduate of Ohio State University. Steve and wife, Pauline, have been married for 39 years. Pauline and Steve have two daughters, Shana and Jessica, and a granddaughter Brooke... who is Steve’s boss.